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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 2000
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Ranked #8 of 60 Activities in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We arrived a little early, there was an organist playing the organ, I think from the 1920's. Glade we were early, just for that and very fun to see a movie in this venue. Worth to go for any movie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Love the art and history in such a beautiful setting. Even the kids appreciated it. Could be booked for a private party as well.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We booked the behind the scenes tour. It was extremely interesting. Did not know anything about this pace before going and glad that we did. They have plans to enlarge the museum area and the grounds surrounding it, which will make it even better.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You must go see this iconic building with the great ballroom upstairs and the theatre below, all decorated in a wonderful example of period Art Deco style.

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Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

When they say Casino, most of us think Vegas...Catalina Island Casino ballroom was built in the mid 1920's by the Wrigley, think gum, family as a gathering place, which is what casino means here. Think all over the top Moorish architecture mixed in with Art Deco, you get the ideal. Views of the bay from the top floor are great... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I loved the design of the ballroom and it's history past and present. Loved our time there, I loved going there for movie night and wish we could spend more time .

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We attended the last night of the jazz festival. The ballroom was flowing full with beautiful music, fresh ocean air and overwhelming beauty. This was the first night of our vacation and it set the tone of the beautiful, unforgettable moments experienced all week long.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We saw Dave Koz the place was rocking, great time. We had no problem getting tickets the place is huge, they sell food and drinks.

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Simi Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to the Catalina Jazz Trax in the beautiful Art Deco Ballroom in the Casino. I was looking up at the ceiling and at the details on the floors and side walls. It does get a little warm inside, so I got some air outside on the balcony and had a view of the Harbor on one side and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This wonderful building is worth a tour, or attendance at an event or movie. I can't say enough about this fabulous space. There's so much history here; be sure to take one of the guided tours. JazzTrax has been held here for 28+ years and the acoustics in the main ballroom are wonderful. Views in all directions - can't be... More 

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